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ABQ BioPark Says Goodbye to Onca

20-year-old jaguar humanely euthanized.

Jan. 9, 2018 - The ABQ BioPark is sad to announce the passing of our male jaguar, Onca, also known as Manchas. Onca was experiencing kidney failure and was humanely euthanized by staff on Wednesday morning. At 20 years old, Onca surpassed the jaguar’s median life expectancy of 17 years. Staff and visitors had the pleasure of celebrating his 20th birthday with special enrichment in November.  He was a favorite for our staff and our visitors alike and will be greatly missed.